The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Leviano Bar presents “Eu Amo Lapa”, featuring 10 hours of dancing, drinking, socializing and whatever else floats your boat. Celebrating the success and adoration of the popular bohemian neighborhood, the party will showcase some your favorite bands and DJs, including happy hour with Banda Cia playing your favorite mpb and pop hits. There will be a roda de samba from Grupo, bloco Eu Amo Lapa and more.

Upstairs will feature Rio’s very own Eletrobase DJs playing their unbeatable hip hop and funk, along with DJs Foguinho and Pimguim. This party is set to go off with 10 hours of samba, pop, mpb, hip hop, eletro house and more.


Ibeu Rock Festival (Lapa)
Language school IBEU presents their 2012 edition of IBEU Rock Festival. The event, in its 8th consecutive year, will feature a special party to celebrate the 75 years of Ibeu. Band Finalists will play on stage and closing for the legendary band, Detonautas.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

O Ponto de Equilibrio (Lapa)
Reggae returns to Fundição Progresso with O Ponto de Equilibrio, who are preparing to launch their first DVD “Juntos Somos Fortes”. Their career hits include “Abre a Janela”, “Coisa Feia”, “Novo Dia”, among others.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Festa Dirty Pop (Centro)
Come celebrate 3 years of Festa Dirty Pop at Esapco Acoustica, one of the more prominent and hip venues of Rio de Janeiro, featuring 2 levels of DJs and drinking.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 02 e 04 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2222-7525
Entrance: R15 with guest list, R$35 without

Wobble (Copacabana)
Get your body ready for the ultra low frequencies and hard hitting bass and beats as Wobble returns to Fosfobox. Get your fill of dubstep, breaks and everything electronic.
Fosfobox – 11;30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$45 without

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Marcelo Müller Quinteto(Centro)
Bassist and composer Marcelo Müller is recording his first album “Marcelo Müller & o Caracol”. Marcelo Muller has shared the stage with BNegão, Elza Soares, Guinga, Laudir de Oliveira, Eduardo Neves and more.
Santo Scenarium – 8:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36- Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10

Eu Amo Lapa (Lapa)
Leviano presents “Eu Amo Lapa”, showing appreciation for the downtown bohemian neighborhood, which has hosted all things Brasil for years and years. Enjoy happy 10 hours of music and dancing featuring some of your favorite DJs and bands.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$30


Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug providing a great selection of beers and a menu as well. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Guacamole (Jardim Botanico)
Rio welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials.
Guacamole – 6:00PM
Rua Jardim Botânico , 129, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

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